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Geophysical and Geochemical Measurements in Pit Tarissan


- Objectives : This project was initiated in 2002 by Dominique Gibert, Florence Nicollin and François Beauducel. The objective of the project was to study the hydrothermal system of La Soufrière volcano, using Pit Tarissan as natural well and heavy rain as thermal forcing, with regular sampling and permanent sensors (hydrophone, thermometer, hydraulic pressure).
- Leaders : Dominique Gibert (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and formerly Université Rennes I), Florence Nicollin (Université Rennes 1), Jean Vandemeuleubrouck (Université de Chambéry), François Beauducel and Céline Dessert (Observatoire Volcanologique et Sismologique de Guadeloupe)
- Scientific and technical collaborators : Bruno Kergosien (Université Rennes I), Jacques Grangeon (Université de Chambéry), Christian Anténor-Habazac, Mendy Bengoubou-Valérius, Alexis Bosson, Olivier Crispi, Bertrand Figaro, Gilbert Hammouya, Thierry Kitou, Christian Lambert, Didier Mallarino, Laurent Mercier, Pascal Rival, Alberto Tarchini (Observatoire Volcanologique et Sismologique de Guadeloupe), Agnès Michel, Albert Tarantola (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris) and several students.
- Date : since 2002
- Funding : INSU-CNRS (part of ACI Soufrière national project)